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5.5 /6 Wonderful 419 Reviews

Red Onion

City Centre Gourmet £££ +100
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About Red Onion

Offering a superlative dining experience in the heart of Glasgow’s city centre, Red Onion is an award-winning restaurant dedicated to contemporary Scottish cuisine. Started in 2005 by chef and restaurateur John Quigley and his wife Gillian, Red Onion was opened as an alternative to the stuffy gourmet restaurants that have become the norm in recent years, instead providing a space that’s casual yet stylish, with food that’s at the very top of its class. Found on West Campbell Street, Red Onion is an ideal spot for pre-theatre dining. Booking ahead is essential.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 21:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 21:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 21:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 21:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 21:00
Red Onion, 257 West Campbell Street, G2 4TT Glasgow

Further Information

What separates Red Onion from other gourmet restaurants isn’t only its charmingly casual setting, it’s also the way the kitchen manages to take classic Scottish cuisine and elevate its flavours to near holy levels. Using regional produce and creating all of their dishes from scratch, chef Quigley and his team offer a refreshing approach to gourmet dining that’s unparalleled in the city centre. The calm, casual dining space at Red Onion only helps to further enhance guests’ focus on the most important aspect of dining: the food.

If this West Campbell Street restaurant’s relaxed vibe doesn’t win you over right away, the cuisine certainly will. Featuring a wide range of menus – pre-theatre, a la carte, vegan, gluten-free and more – plus an impressive wine selection, Red Onion sets the bar high for contemporary Scottish dining in the city centre. Fans of seafood will delight in dishes like the roast shellfish spaghetti with lobster, king prawns, mussels, scallops and lemon, the grilled seabass fillet with rosti potato, crisp baby gem, avocado and Caesar dressing, and the fresh fish and chips, while vegetarians will rave about the bean burger with tomato hummus, the wild mushroom risotto with rocket and the spaghetti with vegan meatballs. There’s truly something for everyone at this gem of a restaurant in the city centre. Book today to avoid a wait.

View Taste our Best Menu

A delicious 5 course tasting menu highlighting Red Onion’s most celebrated and loved dishes. Chef/patron John Quigley and his team will prepare, cook and present 5 glorious tasting courses featuring the finest, freshand seasonal Scottish produce each one demonstrating Red Onion's winning signature style.


419 Reviews

5.5 /6 Wonderful 419 Reviews
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Food: heavenly
Quality/Price: great value
Atmosphere: excellent
Noise: quiet
Service: extraordinary
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1 review so far 5
22.05.2017 19:54

My party and I had a lovely evening. The food was great particularly the fact that there was a good vegetarian menu. The wine prices were a bit expensive, however.

2 reviews so far 6
24.10.2016 08:05

A great meal and great service. Will be going back soon to enjoy some more of the menu and very much looking forward to it.

1 review so far 6
29.10.2016 11:57

Excellent food and service. Menu delightfully Scottish. Chef visit to the table a very nice touch. Have been a few times and can highly recommend.

1 review so far 6
14.05.2016 21:29

Great food. Excellent value fixed price menu. A la carte menu has good selection of dishes without being overwhelming. Very good service from friendly staff.

1 review so far 6
30.10.2016 00:01

The service was great and the food was delicious. The restaurant was spotlessly clean with an excellent friendly atmosphere. Looking forward to my next visit.

1 review so far 6
11.07.2016 07:36

Lovely food, great atmosphere & good value for money with the pre theatre menu. Wide range of Gluten Free choices aswell. Staff were very friendly.

1 review so far 5
09.04.2017 08:13

Attentive staff and very tasty food. A birthday occasion and we were able to bring our own birthday cake which was good due to various food intolerances in our group.

1 review so far 6
30.10.2016 09:05

Excellent food - very attentive staff - it was a birthday meal which was made so much more by the wonderful experience - thank you

1 review so far 6
08.07.2016 15:31

Quick friendly service, food delicious as always. Lunch menu is good value for money. Highly recommend to any one considering a lunch or dinner venue.

1 review so far 6
23.08.2016 19:59

Excellent pre-theatre, well worth a visit, good varied choice, great service and well balanced flavours and freshness, could not fault any of the courses, superb!!

1 review so far 6
06.07.2016 22:23

The food was delicious and of excellent quality. The wine was lovely and reasonably priced. The service was excellent and the atmosphere relaxed and comfortable.

1 review so far 6
06.07.2016 10:53

Great menu, wide variety of food & excellent quality. Good value for money. John Quigley himself always makes you feel welcome. Will definitely be back.

1 review so far 6
14.02.2017 08:46

Excellent cooked fresh food. Good service. Definitely worth a try for any visitors to Glasgow. Especially liked the Onion Soup. Also liked the local beer

1 review so far 6
04.06.2016 01:57

Best rump steak ever! Service great and chef friendly. Great to get Kings theatre prosecco deal🍾We will be back🍴 Thanks John quigley rock chef X

1 review so far 6
01.12.2016 09:11

No complaints. Service was great, food excellent and was Value for money also. I will definitely be back and would recommend to friends and family

1 review so far 5
29.05.2016 23:45

Just really good with friendly, efficient serving team. We are regulars and have been for several years. Chef / owner often comes out to chat to customers, which is appreciated.

1 review so far 5
10.12.2016 13:21

Good atmosphere, good service and good food. Had the Christmas menu with plenty of choice, the only criticism would be the vegetables, they were hard. Everything else was very good.

1 review so far 6
30.05.2016 16:40

second time at the red onion fantastic food hospitality second to none reasonably priced will be back in the near future. its a must try

1 review so far 6
04.05.2017 10:01

Staff were very nice and attentive and food was of great quality and taste and good value ,it my birthday lunch all the more enjoyable.

1 review so far 5
14.06.2016 17:16

It is comfortable and so unpretentious. The food was good as always. Just a little disappointed in choices in set lunch menu today, having eaten there a few times previously.

1 review so far 5
18.03.2017 10:29

As ever, exceptionally good value. Good atmosphere & it was nice to meet John Quigley ! The service was a wee bit slower than usual but still a great night.

1 review so far 6
10.01.2017 09:39

Fabulous food, great waiting staff and great value for money in a very relaxing setting. Highly recommend a visit and it will blow you away

1 review so far 6
18.09.2016 18:58

We thought the Red onion had great food an interesting choice of menu.It offered good portion sizes and fantastic service.We would definately go back soon.

1 review so far 6
13.05.2017 13:44

Had a brilliant night celebrating my husband's birthday with 5 of our children, I loved the options on the Gluten Free menu. Will be back.

1 review so far 6
18.12.2016 07:26

Excellent food and great gluten free menu. Staff very attentive and knowledgeable regarding coeliac. Not often you get such a great choice of gluten free.

1 review so far 6
10.08.2016 17:20

The food was lovely and service was great especially as 2 of our party have food allergies and we had additional questions about the menu.

1 review so far 6
17.06.2016 13:33

Excellent service. Staff were efficient without intruding. Can't fault them or the menu. Something fir most people even on st menu. Will definitely be back.

1 review so far 6
23.05.2016 16:09

Great food at affordable prices and friendly efficient staff. Great ambience with fresh and airy decor vet double storey dining area. Would thoroughly recommend it.

2 reviews so far 6
27.09.2016 08:24

Speedy and very friendly service. Food delicious as always. Great wee lunch menu. Perfect choice for lunch in Glasgow. Will be back again very soon.

1 review so far 6
27.03.2017 20:56

As ever- food was excellent and the staff were lovely. Nice lunch for Mother's Day with a glass of fizz. Very good value. Always reliable.

1 review so far 6
05.08.2016 15:54

Walked in to a warm friendly atmosphere where the staff welcomed you with a smile before serving a delicious lunch. What more do you need?

1 review so far 6
02.10.2016 07:51

Fresh tasty delicious scottish food. Very reasonably priced with lots of choice. First class service and great atmosphere. I love it here and will return.

2 reviews so far 6
03.08.2016 19:26

Great service. The chef came out to ask how we enjoyed our meal. The food was excellent and really great value! I would definitely recommend!

1 review so far 6
15.04.2017 16:32

Nice place, close to the train station and to a car park. Good choice of dishes (for vegans and non-vegans), excellent service, fancy but affordable.

1 review so far 6
03.10.2016 07:22

Lovely food and good service. Pre theatre menu is excellent value for money. Would highly recommend as we've never been disappointed with our meal here.

1 review so far 6
08.10.2016 21:47

Food was amazing and all ages of the party from 5yrs to 68yrs wete catered for defo a place to go if ur in glasgow

1 review so far 5
04.03.2017 22:52

Great food, great atmosphere. We had a pre-theatre dinner (although it was post-theatre in our case) and the service was excellent - courteous and efficient. I would definitely visit again.

2 reviews so far 6
03.04.2017 22:25

Very good experience overall!! Easy booking online, menu as expected - varied incl veggie options. Good portions and high quality. Very good value. Super service!

2 reviews so far 6
29.07.2016 06:13

Exceptional service and food. Invited a group of 25 guests who enjoyed your food, wine & exceptional service. Jo Taylor Tour Manager Captain's Choice Australia

1 review so far 6
29.07.2016 00:25

Had set lunchtime menu. Very good food at reasonable price all served by a very friendly and attentive staff. Definitely recommend and will be back.

1 review so far 6
12.10.2016 18:58

The Service and food were both really good Best course was main of pork loin. Very enjoyable. Will definitely be back for a return visit

1 review so far 5
05.04.2017 07:45

Great meal however we got a seat at the front door which was very drafty, waiter was a bit intrusive and asked at least four times if wanted more drinks

1 review so far 6
02.11.2016 20:53

Pre-theatre deal ..food superb, service really good , beautiful surroundings and great wine. Incredibly good value for high class food. We will definitely be back.

1 review so far 6
13.11.2016 11:19

Food was delicious and service was great. Waitress gave us great recommendations obviously knew the menu well. Lovely friendly atmosphere. Would highly recommend a visit.

1 review so far 6
25.07.2016 16:26

Excellent service, the special lunch menu is very good value, food served quickly, and very tasty. Good venue for a quick lunch in the city

1 review so far 6
10.05.2016 16:04

Lovely 2 course, pre theatre lunch. Food was delicious and fresh. Lovley open atmosphere with a mixture of clientel. Would recommend. We will be back!

2 reviews so far 6
25.08.2016 17:47

Great food, attentive staff, good ambience. It's the number one choice for our ladies' lunches, and the set-lunch menu is changed regularly. Brilliant value too!

1 review so far 5
02.10.2016 07:41

Had a lovely meal, food was delicious. Lots of choices for gluten free diners. Cosy, relaxed atmosphere and front out of house were attentive and friendly. Would definitely return.

1 review so far 5
23.08.2016 07:47

We had the lunch menu and it was good value for money . Drinks were reasonably priced and the waiting staff were superb - will be back very again.

1 review so far 5
13.10.2016 08:02

I've been to red onion many times over the years and i have never had a bad experience. Always excellent food and service. A place i continue to recommend